The Alliance of Automotive Service Providers of Minnesota (AASP-MN) is pleased to announce its Annual Meeting and Convention will be held April 10 & 11, 2014, at the Holiday Inn St. Paul East (I-94 & McKnight Rd.), St. Paul. The 1 ½ day line-up includes programs designed for mechanical and collision repair shop owners, managers and technicians, and industry suppliers.
In addition to the seminars, AASP-MN will provide several opportunities for attendees to network and socialize with their peers. Thursday evening will feature vendors displaying their new products and services and an Industry Reunion & Casino Royale will close out the night. Friday’s keynote address, “Still Standing: The Story of SSG John Kriesel” will touch and inspire everyone in attendance.
Thursday, April 10th
1:00 – 3:00 pm Peer-to-Peer Networking & Roundtable Extravaganza, facilitated by AASP-MN members
1:00 – 4:30 pm Advanced Technology Vehicles: Service & Maintenance, Jerry Baarson, CARQUEST
1:30 – 4:30 pm Lip Service: First Class Telephone Skills, Margie Seyfer, Impact Presentations
3:15 – 4:15 pm Aftermarket Telematics: Separating Fact from Fiction, Scott Luckett, AAIA
3:15 – 4:45 pm Ignite the Internet, Danny Sanchez, Autoshop Solutions
3:15 – 5:00 pm X-Ray Estimating: An Ace Up Your Sleeve for Performance Improvement, Mark Mueller, PPG
4:30 – 6:30 pm Happy Hour & Vendor Showcase
7:00 – 9:30 pm Industry Reunion & Casino Royale
Friday, April 11th
7:30 – 11:30 am I-CAR Vehicle Technology & Trends, Mitch Becker
7:30 – 11:00 am Practical Lab Scope Use and Setup, Jeff Masterman, Standard Motor Parts
8:00 – 11:00 am Selling from the Inside Out, Margie Seyfer, Impact Presentations
8:00 – 11:00 am Stand Out! Differentiate or Disappear, Larry Mersereau, Promo Power
9:00 – 11:00 am Collision Center Parts Management, Tim Ronak & Scott Wheeler, AkzoNobel
11:00 – 11:30 am Vendor Showcase
11:30 am – 1:30 pm Lunch & Keynote Address, “Still Standing: The Story of SSG John Kriesel”
1:30 – 3:30 pm Structural Repairs & New Vehicle Design, Craig Totten, Car Bench/Infinity Laser Measuring
1:30 – 3:30 pm Competing in a Consolidated Marketplace, Tim Ronak, AkzoNobel
1:30 – 3:30 pm Taking Charge of Your Life & Business, John Branstad, Leadership by Design
1:30 – 4:30 pm Start Your Marketing Machine!, Danny Sanchez, Autoshop Solutions
In addition to AASP-MN, the programming is supported by the following sponsors: AASP National, AkzoNobel Performance Coatings, Auto Value Parts Stores/Automotive Parts Headquarters, Automotive Aftermarket Industry Association, Autoshop Solutions, Bill Smith Foundation, Car Bench/Infinity Laser Measuring, CARQUEST Technical Institute, Dent Impressions, DentSmart PDR, Keystone Automotive, PPG Automotive Finishes and WorldPac.
Registration information is available online at www.aaspmn.org or by calling the AASP-MN office at 612-623-1110.